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Being an Open Heaven Intern is a great way to invest a year of your life to pursue the purpose God has for you.

The year is designed to stretch, challenge and equip you for your future calling. You will receive quality training as well as carry a significant responsibility within the life of Open Heaven in an area you have passion for. You will work alongside and get to know our fantastic Leadership Team and Staff Team.

What’s Involved?

  • The Internship is a ten month programme
  • (September '18 - June '19) of leadership development, theological training and church-based placement.
  • 1.5 days of input and mentoring.
  • 1.5 days of outworking your specific area of passion and responsibility.
  • You will carry responsibility for specific aspects within the life of Open Heaven.
  • You would be mentored and coached by someone on the Leadership Team or Staff Team who will support and develop you.

1.5 Days placement [Suggested days Mondays & Fridays]
Your placement time will be spent in your specific area of passion and responsibility. You will have opportunities to work with the Open Heaven staff team, leadership team and volunteers to shape, develop and grow key areas within the life of Open Heaven. 

1 Day of Discipleship training [Tuesday 9.00 - 4.30]
We ask everyone who hasn’t done Ignite to do it as part of their Intern year training. Ignite focuses on developing your God given identity, deepening your understanding of scripture and exploring your calling and gifts. 

0.5 Day Leadership Training [Friday 9.00 - 12.30]
We will meet on Friday mornings for theology, leadership and skill training. Input will be a mixture of self study and directed input. You will be encouraged to read the Bible in a year and do assignments with a recommended reading/watching/listening list.

Internships on offer
We have the following placements available for the coming academic year starting in September 2018.

  • Student Work
  • Student Mission
  • Children & Youth
  • Worship
  • Events & Admin
  • Evangelism & Alpha
  • Community Engagement
  • Media & Communication

(If there is an area in the life of Open Heaven you’re passionate about that isn’t listed above, please come and talk to us).

Entry Requirements
To be at least 18 years old by the start of the course. To have completed a discipleship year or to enrol on Ignite as part of the Internship. To have a desire to serve God by serving the local Church, to see lives changed and communities transformed.

The Open Heaven internship is unpaid and cost neutral for those on the year. As part of the Internship, Open Heaven will cover the cost of leadership development input, theological training and the Ignite discipleship year. In addition to this, we will pay for the Interns to attend the Open Heaven Weekend Away, the Open Heaven Leaders Weekend and the Annual Pioneer Leaders Conference.

How to Apply
If you want to apply, please fill in the application form.

If you have more questions, don't hesitate to contact